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Welcoming Week

Belonging Begins With Us.

Celebrate Welcoming Week (A Welcoming America Initiative)

MCAEL spearheaded county-wide activities to promote Welcoming Week with the aim of distributing information on MCAEL’s work along with those of the planning committee to support and welcome residents. The welcoming committee included: CHEER, Community Reach of Montgomery County, English Now, Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center, Identity Inc., Montgomery College, MCPS, Office of Councilmember Gabe Albornoz, Washington Center for International Education and other community stakeholders.

This year’s events included:

  • August 21st, 10am-2pm, MCPS Back to School Jam Wheaton Mall. Hosted a welcoming table with MCAEL ESOL class flyers and a photo booth – attendees received a photo strip with participating org logos.
  • September 10-12, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 11am-9pm Sunday 4-6pm Long Branch Festival. Hosted a welcoming table with MCAEL ESOL class flyers
  • September 15th 12pm-1pm Crossroads Farmers Market; The County Executive and County Council President joined us at the market to commemorate and celebrate Welcoming Week 2021 through a proclamation. 
  • September 16th, 1-2pm Coordinated a Twitter chat with participating organizations on how they help residents call Montgomery County home.
  • September 17th, 4pm-6pm English Now Community Service Fair and Ice Cream Social, at Caroline Freeland Urban Park, 7200 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814. Hosted a welcoming table with MCAEL ESOL class flyers.

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